Marinated Pork Cubes

"Although these are great as an appetizer with the dipping sauce (included), we like them over rice as a main dish. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (November 1981)"
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Ready In:
4hrs 45mins
80 appetizers or 4-6 main dish servings




  • In a large bowl combine first 8 ingredients (oil-bay leaf) and then season with salt and pepper. Add meat and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight or several hours (at least 4 hours), stirring occasionally.
  • Remove meat from marinade using a slotted spoon. (Remember to reserve 1 tablespoon marinade for dip if making).
  • Heat one tablespoon marinade in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add meat in batches and cook until meat is brown (15 minutes).
  • Transfer to heated platter and serve with dip (see below) as an appetizer or serve over rice as a main dish.
  • To make dip: heat one tablespoon reserved marinade in a small skillet over low heat. Stir in almonds and cook until lightly colored. Sprinkle with flour and cook, stirring constantly (1-2 minutes). Add Sherry, water and salt and simmer 2-3 minutes longer.

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  1. Five stars, plus! This is one of the best recipes I've made from Recipezaar. We LOVED it! I made as a main dish with rice, using tenderized pork which was already cut in medium sized cubes. The "Dip" is delicious and served it over the pork and rice. I did not use the bay leaf. Thank you so much, Ellie, for your wonderful recipe.
  2. These are good and can really be served as a main meal with rice which is exactly how I made them! for a weekend brunch! thanks Ellie!...Kitten:)


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